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only 15 other countries, china, wall street firms were bidding on the debt. now you know if you have an auction at your house and 100 people show up you're probably going to do a lot better in terms of the deal than if 15 people show up. so the cost of money where we run into problems and where congressman paul is right, if we don't deal with this the cost of money is going to wipe out any spending, any tax increases, anything else. we have to -- we can't be greece, we can't be spain. and have our debt equal our gross domestic product. host: from texas. good morning. caller: good morning. i'm so tired of all this immigration stuff and we've got to take care of the mexicans and stuff. how come you all don't find a solution to keep them from coming up here to begin with? and find out why they're all running from mexico. if they're such great people why don't they fight for their own freedom down there instead of trying to come steal our kids' livelihood? host: part of the two-point debate over immigration. those who are here and also border security. guest: again, that's why if you loo
john reid on cyber attacks from china. then paul taylor from the pew research center ♪ host: good morning. washington is facing another deadline, those automatic spending cuts that begin to kick in one week from today. one of the headlines from the washington times -- from "the new york times" -- friday, february 22. the president will meet with the japanese prime minister today. u.s.-japanese trade is among the top issue -- top issues. the league debate on spending, taxes, and budget. that will be the focus of much of next week's debate in washington. one week to do -- one week to go until sequestration -- will it matter? here are the numbers -- join the conversation on facebook and twitter.com. sanders said -- send us an email. what is the definition of sequestration? one is this -- it is that fiscal policy procedure adopted by congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. that is according -- some news over the last 24 hours as the president reaches out to republican leaders in the house and senate. a phone conversation between the president and republican leaders mitch mcc
with the hardware that we buy today, all the products are being made in china or thailand. there is something that can be put into that. it is hard to get out of there. stuff we are getting all over america is a problem. it is the hardware. everything comes from china. we have to stop that. guest: he is partly correct. not everything comes from china, and there are other threats. you're absolutely right, that hard were developed through these long international supply chains, is an enormous problem. we at the internet security alliance had been working on a program to develop a mechanism to better manage the hardware development process. the key here is economics. the reason why we have these long supply chains, in china, and compromises can be put into hardware throughout that supply chain, and the reason we have it is because it is so economical. you cannot compete in the market unless you're accessing these long international supply chains. we have to find a way to secure this system, understanding we may have some insecure parts to the system. we can do those sorts of things. the key is n
journal" right after this break. ♪ >> the communism of china basically is communism in name only. it is to preserve the power of the members of the communist party. the basically through most of the ideologies behind and the country was opened up, and it is now a capitalist haven. communism now in china, the talk at great lengths at these congresses about marxism, leninism, etc., but it is all about preserving the party's power, economically, as the country continues to grow, because they threw away most vestiges of communism months ago. -- years ago. in north korea, it is all about preserving the kim dynasty and the military. it has nothing to do with what karl marx envisioned as coming in some way back. somebody could do a fascinating book on how communism, when it moved into asia, diverged into something in -- something different in vietnam, korea, then something that occurred in european countries. >> keith richburg on 34 years of reporting and insight from around the world. sunday at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." >> "washington journal" continues. >> we are back with annie lowry,
collar workers, i mean unions as far as industrial are pretty much dead. you move your plants to china and mexico. host: patrick rice, your response to what he had to say. guest: if he's arguing we're on the brink of a social revolution, it would seem to me that, i can't see in the future and i don't want to say he's wrong, but we've been endured tougher economic situations in the past without peel launching a full-scale revolution. now if he's saying that we're looking at an economic downturn, i think there are a lot of economists who agree. we could be seeing an economy where essentially the wealth disparity rises. we have a smaller group who are taking home a lot of benefits of the economy and a very large group who are seeing very little of it. that's something a lot of economists are worried about. and so, i think the question going forward will be is that something that the federal combovement wants to address, -- is that something the federal government wants to address. or is it the dominant, american philosophy that the economy will play out as it may, they end up where they e
for themselves. the worst is bill clinton because he signed a free-trade agreement with china. host: nafta? caller: not that. the free-trade agreement with china that gave china most- favored-nation trading status that allowed all of our jobs to go to china. host: richard says that bill clinton was his least favorite. our first caller said that bill clinton was his favorite. on january 23, 1996, here is president clinton during his last state of the union address from his first term. [video clip] >> we know government does not have all the answers. we know there's not a program for every problem. [applause] we know and we have worked to give the american people a smaller, less bureaucratic government in washington. we have to give the american people one that lives within its means. [cheers and applause] the era of big government is over. [cheers and applause] but we cannot go back to the time when our citizens or left to fend for themselves. [cheers and applause] instead we must go forward as one america, one nation working together to meet the challenges we face together. self-reliance a
that china has placed on our allies in asia through the confrontations over these gas bespeckled islands in the south china sea. i daresay as interesting as it may sound, and my present -- secretary clinton who made her first trip to asia, i have heard rumors to the effect incoming secretary of state kerry will make its first trip to the middle east. we are going to pivot to asia,. back to the middle east seems to repave it. host: -- repivot. host: u.s. sanctions are proving counterproductive. the economy is in ruins. the countrydeadlocked in the cos heading toward sectarian breakup. the grim prognosis for syria is provided by the latest report provided by the state department working with the free syrian army. guest: i admire him and i know he has been writing quite a bit about him lately. he is symptomatic of the disease that has set into washington, which is a new-found interest in syria. when the revolution began, to find voices of concern over syria was a virtually impossible treasure hunt. we were expressing deep concern than that unless we involve ourselves, when i say involved, i
that with the plants. he will put it here in the united states or china. i want to thank you. host: thank you for your call. next is robert, clinton, maryland on our line for democrats. caller: i do not mean to put anybody down. one thing about conservatives is they never quit. no matter what happens, they do not change. the economy could have been worse if president obama had not initiated the stimulants -- stimulus to help save the economy. we were in a tailspin. republicans he stored the economy. this man comes along and side decides to save it. they are still fighting him. that sequestration deal -- this will completely destroy the economy. we need to spend money to exist. in the u.s., you just cannot stop spending money. if you do, it will be the end of us. these people are haters. they are not going to change the way they think. thank god there are enough people in this country who think progressively. maybe we can turn this economy around and help america. have a nice day. host: robert brings up the sequestration. we will talk about that later with ray locker of "usa today." he will talk about
for the middle and lower class is. they're just going to outsource to places like china and japan and places that don't have minimal wages. host: all right. that resulted in springfield, oregon. we have another call from springfield, oregon. richard on our support line. caller: hi. i am for it. we should put up that clip from ted kennedy on raising the minimum wage. i think it is immoral for people making less than what it costs to live. it is the absurd. i see people here in eugene and in springfield who cannot make it. what it does is puts them on food stamps and they have to go to the emergency room. we are actually paying more money. minimum wage is -- it is good that barack obama said they should have the cost of living attached to it. high above that was a wonderful thing. if the wages caught up with the cost of living, maybe we would not have so many problems with fighting with teachers and firemen and police. host: thanks for calling. from "politico" -- and this is in the hill -- and this is in roll call -- mike in gillette, wyoming. what do you think about the president's proposal t
. >> the communism of china is basically communism in name only two preserve the power of the members of the communist party, but it has now become a capitalist haven. communism now, they talk it great length about marxism, but it is all about preserving the parties power economically as the country continues to grow. in north korea, it is all about preserving the power of the military and the dynasty there. it has nothing to do with what karl marx envisioned. someone can do a fascinating book of how communism when it moved into asia diverged into something different than the communism that appeared in europe and eastern european countries. >> former washington post correspondent and harvard fellow keith richburg on 30 years of reporting and insight from around the world sunday at 8 p.m. on c-span's q&a. >> "washington, journal -- washington journal" continues. host: megan hughes works for bloomberg news. we are talking about the sequester. you can see this highlighted -- nine days until the automatic spending cuts go into affect. megan hughes, is the debate how to stop the sequester,
also use these powers and expand these powers. when you borrow money from china and you say i can come in your home and take you out of your home and i can detain you forever in the united states without a trial or a hearing. and another thing -- host: i will leave it there so we can get some more voices. first, here's what the white house press secretary jay carney had to say about it. [video clip] >> we have a knowledge that sometimes we use will be powered aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against pacific al qaeda terrorists in order to prevent attacks on united states and to save american lives. we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual perhaps, to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and save american lives. these strikes are legal, ethical, and wise. the u.s. government takes great care in deciding to pursue an outside a terrorist and to avoid loss of innocent american life. host: the white house justification for using drone strikes overseas to kill u.s. citizens. the drone program in general up for debate in washington. carl is in west vir
. it was a lost opportunity of strengthening he could have done in the region. for china, iran, and russia and pakistan, we need more allies in that region and not to isolate ourselves. to leave afghanistan too quickly will put them in the arms of other countries. we would miss an opportunity to grow a real partnership over there. i definitely think maybe that's not military, maybe state department stuff instead. [indiscernible] i feel like cutting banks' stock will limit our ability to have that impact. when we talk about the american economy and american workers and values, it's good for us to be good to other places and that helps us here at home too. [indiscernible] it affects us in an indirect way, maybe not as much as social security and medicare. sequestration has really gotten people up in arms. i was looking for more of him to talk about that or how he was going to reduce the deficit host: we will talk about all the issues that president obama laid out in the state of the union address including the responses by the republicans. lawmakers will join us on the show. our boast is --
in china and something in the state's is equalizing. wages are going up by 25% in china and the cost of transportation is increasing so it makes more sense for companies to sell in the united states to make it in the united states. there is one simple first step to supporting american manufacturing and that is making sure that when the federal government buys things, it buys them from american companies. the federal government cannot preach to the private sector if we are not making things in the united states and when we buy things for the military, we are increasingly buying those things and the parts of those things from out of state companies. in the house of representatives, i created the buy america caucus and i am working on similar issues in the united states senate to say that the billions of dollars that the federal government sends overseas to buy things, 70% is for the military, if we simply tighten up laws that required to you to buy those things united states, we think you could create 600,000 new manufacturing jobs. i certainly want better trade policies. i want more s
the most advanced nuclear industry in the world and we are doing nothing. imagine china with its cheap labor and one half the energy cost. there is no way we can compete with it. we need to wake up, we need a .ath grea it host: justin in murfreesboro. caller: that was very interesting, but the gentleman who just spoke is making very good points there is something -- it is interesting to me, we are sitting here talking about jesse jackson's son, $750,000. this is small beans. i really wish we would be talking about all the corruption in washington right now. i mean, just for instance, the frontliners doing a great work undercut -- uncovering a lot of this stuff. it seems it is not getting a lot of mainstream media play. the concern i have, i am sitting here watching -- excuse me -- i am sitting here watching as all these other countries are -- especially egypt, a perfect example -- is fighting to have a constitution. corruption is unfolding, being downplayed or at least not covered to the extent that we need to. but at the same time, the rights that myself and most of my comrades fought
including the country's major ally china. reaction from president obama, calling the nuclear test provocative and a security threat. the united nations security council is calling a number is a meeting this morning. if they do, c-span will cover it. more on the resignation of pope benedict xvi. the vatican is a bulging that the pope has had a pacemaker for years and its battery was replaced a few months ago in secret. the vatican spokesperson says pope benedict had a pacemaker installed a long time before he became pope in 2005. he called the latest medical procedure routine. it was the first on the vatican has mentioned a papal pacemaker. he is resigning effective february 28 because he says he is to confirm to handle the burdens. he is becoming the first pope to step down in six centuries. a vatican spokesperson says the pope will have no role in the selection of his successor. those are some of the latest headlines on cspan radio. >> i think we hold up brown as this amazing feat that we accomplished, that we rolled back segregation and then we look at what happened afterwards a
-- her first trip was in february 2009, japan, indonesia, south korea, and china. her 79th trip took place in december of last year, the czech republic -- republic, belgium, ireland, and northern ireland. stella on our democrats line from california. good morning. host: i would give her a tent. she is --a 10. 10.s a fabulous -- a she is a fabulous representative for the united states. as far as 9/11, bush and cheney did not take responsibility. specifically? caller: what she has done for women's issues. host: in this portion from the speech, she talks about united states role in what she called smart power in a world where she says levers of influence are changing rapidly. here is what she had to say -- >> we have to be smart about how we use our power, not because we have less of it. indeed, the size of our military, our economy, and the influence of our diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remain unrivaled. no, it is because as the world has changed, so to have a level -- the levers of power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think abou
in this country from china and all of the foreign countries. they said we would have more jobs. wrong. host: can we bring it back to the topic of drones strikes and what you think about that? should the public know everything the government does? caller: they should know at least 70% more than what they know now. host: he said 70% more. what do you think, mario, in bridgeport, conn? democrats' line. caller: what i feel is cents 9/11, the cia has started hiring literature students to come up with the new terrorist attacks. i read this in "the nation, quite a very well circulated magazine. the cia hiring literature students to come up with terrorist attacks. what is to say that the domestic drones of things of that nature, that one day we don't have -- supposedly, say another george bush takes office and supposedly iran has the drug system and start attacking our own citizens? that is a perspective we need to take a look at. that is why the people need the right to vote. for example, the predator system came out around 1983 or 1984, and in the same year it came out, hollywood put out the movie "pr
of rules and regulations the whole china down. >> former pop -- former washington post correspondent keith richburg on 40 years of reporting. tonight. "washington journal," continues. host: good morning, thank you for being with us. sequestration set to take effect on friday as budget cuts begin to kick in. will it happen? guest: i believe it will. i do not see any movement towards owning it. host: wide guest:? both sides a pretty much dug in and there hasn't been much compromise in most of the arguments. host: this is from "the washington post," -- the transportation department has a $72 billion budget as of this is only 2% of the overall budget. republicans say the effects are not immediate. guest: what you're going to see the it industry's and doing more this week is what is called the outside game, going directly to the public. the president has been making a couple of campaign style speeches. he is going to continue that this week, talking about military cuts. we are going to see more cabinet secretaries talking about real- world effects on real people. the point that they want to mak
for every situation. it is not a continuance like the great wall of china. it is to make it more likely that you're going to be caught. what happens a lot in this debate is that there is an idea of the border that is stagnant. the border is dynamic. enforcement has to be dynamic. the challenge moves to a different place. border patrol closed off or made tighter the urban areas where people were coming across in texas, in and around san diego. this preceded 9/11. ok, so the clothes that off because people could come in through a drain pipe and disappear pretty quickly. they lowered the instance of illegal crossings, so what did they do? they went to arizona. now they're crossing in the desert. we have now made it tighter in arizona soar the rio grande valley is more of a challenge. there is another element to this. you cannot separate u.s. border security from what is going on in mexico. they have been practically in a state of civil war since 2006. cartels are parting with each other. there are horrible massacres. at the same time, there are guns coming down from the united states. it i
. just look at the way they are going. china owns us. host: and that relates to gun policy how? caller: we have to be able to protect ourselves. how are we supposed to go out and protect ourselves if we are not able to use the guns and we have chinese coming at us with their weapons -- host: this is susan from texas on the democrats' line. caller: the guy that called in about the amendment -- a well regulated militia necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. but the history is that we did not have a standing army before the revelation nor for many years thereafter. the army was dependent on individuals having guns and coming out in times of need to fight the british, not our own government. i am a gun owner. i believe in gun ownership. but the signers of the constitution had no concept of what would later be invented. it is just insanity, the things that are being said about this. lies are being put into people's mouths. the russians are going to come into a desk, we need to protect ourselves with a semi-automatic r
to hold china down. now the we have gotten to be tough, we are trying to hamstring them or tie them up in a enough of schools and regulations. >> 34 years of reporting and in science around the world sunday at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's "q & a ." >> "washington journal" continues. host: our guest right now is ben gielow. tell us what your association is and who you represent. guest: we are in the world's largest and oldest trade organization that represents unmanned air systems. we have 600 corporate members from all over the world. >> when you say unmanned air systems, the you mean drones -- do you mean drones? guest: it is the station and the pilot. it is more than just the vehicle. host: there is a perception about what a drone is. what do you hear and what is the reality? >> when we talk about the civil and commercial use of aircraft in the air space, we are talking about different systems from what the military uses. if you ask someone on the street what they think of when they hear the word drone, they will say they think of a large, weaponized system. unmannedght a small aircraft. it
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